shining

noun
the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it (Freq. 1)
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the shining of shoes provided a meager living

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every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing

Syn: ↑polishing
Derivationally related forms: ↑polish (for: ↑polishing), ↑shine
Hypernyms: ↑work
Hyponyms: ↑shoeshine
adjective
1. marked by exceptional merit (Freq. 2)
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had shining virtues and few faults

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a shining example

Similar to: ↑superior
2. reflecting light
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glistening bodies of swimmers

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the horse's glossy coat

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lustrous auburn hair

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saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet

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shining white enamel

Syn: ↑glistening, ↑glossy, ↑lustrous, ↑sheeny, ↑shiny
Similar to: ↑bright
Derivationally related forms: ↑shininess (for: ↑shiny), ↑sheen (for: ↑sheeny), ↑lustre (for: ↑lustrous), ↑glossiness (for: ↑glossy)
3. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
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bright silver candlesticks

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a burnished brass knocker

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she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves

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rows of shining glasses

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shiny black patents

Syn: ↑bright, ↑burnished, ↑lustrous, ↑shiny
Similar to: ↑polished
Derivationally related forms: ↑shine (for: ↑shiny), ↑shininess (for: ↑shiny), ↑brightness (for: ↑bright)

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